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Thursday, November 23

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Jolie Holland @ Schubas

Another great January "Hump Day" at Schubas brings Jolie Holland back to Chicago and the intimate Schubas stage. From Schubas: "By age six, Texas native Jolie Holland was writing songs on her toy piano. She learned guitar and fiddle as a teen, and after leaving home, spent time traveling around like a nomad with other musicians in the South. After landing in Vancouver, Holland co-founded the Be Good Tanyas, but she left for San Francisco after the folk outfit's first release, Blue Horse. She made a CD named "Catalpa", though it was never intended as anything more than a gift for friends or to sell at her shows. But "Catalpa" made it's way around the country and as far as Europe & Japan. It received praise from critics and her growing number of fans. Her proper debut, "Escondida" (Anti) was released in April. 'Combining blues, folk, jazz and pop in totally inventive ways, 'Escondida' marks the emergence of a unique and important new voice in the music scene.' " Doors open at 9 p.m., tickets are $12.

Funny Ha-Ha II @ Hideout

Come hear some of Chicago's funniest writers at this event at the Hideout. The event is being hosted by Claire Zulkey and features readings from many friends of Gapers Block including Wendy McClure, Steve Delahoyde, Mark Bazer, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Nathan Rabin and many more. Check out the Hideout website for the complete lineup. The event starts at 8pm, donations will be accepted at the door.

X-Treme Tiki Ride

X-Treme Tiki Ride: Trader Vic's, 17 E. Monroe, lower level, 6 PM After a Mai Tai and a pu pu platter at Trader Vic's quasi-tropical bar, we'll pedal 12 miles to Hala Kahiki, a faux-Polynesian paradise in River Grove, IL.

 

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